Cardiac Surgery at Kaweah Delta
Visalia's Leader in Heart Care
More than 15 years after establishing its open-heart surgery program in
Visalia, Kaweah Delta has been nationally recognized, has performed more
than 6,000 open-heart surgery procedures. Now under the leadership of
two experienced and talented cardiothoracic surgeons, Sergio Caminha,
MD and Leheb Araim, MD, our program offers patients a full range of cardiovascular
services at our state-of-the-art facility, the Acequia Wing at Kaweah
Delta Medical Center.
Based in Visalia, Kaweah Delta has made a name for itself as the region's
leader in heart care through the support of board-certified cardiologists,
cardiothoracic surgeons, and vascular surgeons who work with Kaweah Delta's
dedicated heart team. This team is made up of physicians, perfusionists
(highly-specialized health professionals qualified to take care of your
heart and lungs), and registered nurses specially trained to care for
critical care patients. Together, we work as a team to provide patients
with integrated and scientific-based medicine - all the specialized care
and support you need for heart care right here in Visalia. Patients are
provided 24-hour care both before and after surgery.
We assist patients through counseling, heart disease treatment, and surgery.
Our goal is to keep your heart strong long after you leave our hospital,
and offer several education services to create a suitable diet and exercise routine.
Our cardiovascular services include:
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - Minimally invasive valve replacement surgery which may lead to shorter
hospital stays, relief of symptions (sometimes immediately), improved
heart function and reduced pain and anxiety.
- Led by two highly renowned cardiothoracic surgeons, this team performs
various surgeries on the inside of the chest, including heart valve surgery
and minimally invasive procedures.
Electrophysiology (EP) Cardiology
- We employ a team of medical professionals who have devoted extensive study
to the heart's electrical system. Patients can receive EP procedures
to remedy irregular heart rhythms.
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
- This department performs operations to treat vein and artery diseases
with cutting-edge surgical and imaging technology.
Interventional Cardiology/Vascular Surgery
- Here we treat patients suffering from coronary artery disease, peripheral
artery disease, and myocardial infractions (heart attacks).
Non-Invasive Cardiology Department - This department provides diagnostic ultrasound imaging to assist in the
diagnoses of cardiovascular system disorders.
Heart Health Treatment
- We educate patients on how to reduce risk of heart disease, and treat
patients with high blood pressure, chest pains, and other cardiovascular issues.
For more information on improved heart health, be sure to review our
heart attack overview, and details on
past successes and what
your visit will entail.